Maria Leijerstam Edy is a British polar adventurer and World Record holder. In 2013 she became the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent. Maria started her expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf at the edge of the Antarctic continent, and cycled for 10 to 17 hours each day with no rest days. Without intent, Maria also set the World Record for the fastest human powered coast to pole traverse, completing the journey in 10 days, 14 hours and 56 minutes. Maria takes us on a journey through her extreme adventures, and the planning, training and creativity that went into breaking these incredible records.
You can read Maria's detailed story in her book 'Cycling to the South Pole': www.marialeijerstam.com/book-documentary
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